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Being blocked from flagging without any warning

I have been blocked from flagging due to getting multiple declines. I did not expect that having different point of views with the moderators will lead to be blocked from flagging questions. Moreover, ...
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Objection to systematic down vote to all questions of a user

I have gotten down vote on almost all of my questions at once! How should I inform the moderators to check this sabotage and give me the lost reputation points back?
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Encouraging newcomers who make "simple mistakes": good policies?

Motivation: I think it's good to encourage newcomers to MMA and MMA SE to continue participating here as they continue to learn Mathematica—especially when their first questions are closed for being a ...
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How to get desktop or browser notifications for new questions?

Has anyone been able to get desktop or browser notifications of new questions on mathematica.stackexchange.com? I notice that whenever I post a question it immediately gets 1 view. So maybe someone ...
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Popup notification on locked mobile device for new questions

Sometimes pretty randomly (like waiting in line, etc.) I have a moment to look at the new questions on my mobile phone. But it is inefficient to constantly monitor your phone. It'd be much better to ...
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Update to a recent highlight.js for the Wolfram Language

We've been working hard to update the Mathematica portion of highlight.js, and it was merged into the main repository some time ago. It fixes all kinds of issues with the old version, e.g. it supports ...
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Matematica StackExchange seems to not allow Latex typesetting

I try to post the following question on Mahtematica Stack Exchange (see below the triple lines). It shows up perfectly in the preview, but when I try to post I get the error "Your post appears to ...
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Soliciting opinions to specify an open source WL-like language

This question from 2013 asks whether m.se is appropriate forum to discuss languages similar to WL. One mentioned, mathics, doesn't seem to be around anymnore, or at least page is unresponsive. I have ...
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is there a way to remind someone posting a question to mark the version number in the question?

Is there a way to remind someone posting a question to mark the version number in the question? it is getting tiring to have to ask each time what version number they are using. At the Maple own ...
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Are feature requests allowed?

I wonder whether feature requests for the Mathematica system are allowed on the main site or on the meta site?
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New version 12 symbols are not highlighted by the syntax highlighter

I've noticed that the symbol list for syntax highlighting doesn't include many symbols that are new in version 12. For example: You can see that Reverse is highlighted correctly, while SubsetMap is ...
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New Site Logo: Final versions

Important for StackExchange staff! We were approached by Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, through one of his employees who is a regular user here. He asked if our community can consider ...
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Mitigating the damage from the new site theme

The new site theme rollout may not be everyone's cup of tea. It's certainly not mine. What strategies are there for getting a cleaner site layout which focuses on what we care about?
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Is it possible to browse/search uploaded images?

Is it possible to search uploaded images, for example type 'pie chart' and see the images connected to those posts?
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Get all Mathematica fonts into StackExchange

Mathematica has a bunch of custom fonts which define things like \[Distributed]. These can be linked displayed on the web by linking against the set of these fonts stored on Wolfram's servers at https:...
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Suspected-bug Tag

I think the number one place where visitors to the MSE get peeved is with our usage of bugs They find something that doesn't work and then quite reasonably attach bugs, but then we come in and say, "...
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Is there a list of bugs identified by the Mathematica StackExchange?

MSE has a bugs tag, but I'm now sure there's a full listing of all the questions that are identified as bugs by the community convention of putting: Bug introduced in `` [resolved in ``] At the top ...
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List of the most popular answers

Recently I've hit the ~1.0m (people reached) milestone. This is based on the number of views of posts I provided (so far 409 answers and 3 questions). That is roughly 2500 views per post, quite a ...
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Issue with code readability due to font style

There is a problem with code readability due to the font used on this site. It is not clear if the font is the same on all platforms, but on my computer (OS X) f[a_, α_] := α + a^2 renders as Here ...
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MSE Cloud account / Migrating Tutorials to the Cloud

So the common pitfalls question recently floated back up the top of the question list and in looking through it I was struck by how useful it would be to have a lot of this in the cloud so people ...
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3D curve and surface viewing

Some questions pertain to 3D curves and surfaces. When an image is attached with code can one request moderator's support or in another way for viewing by 3D mouse rotation on this site ?
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Please update the Wolfram Language highlighter for this site

I took the time to update the Google-prettify highlighter for Mathematica to the current version 11.0.1. The whole project can be found in my Mathematica Source Code Highlighting repository on GitHub, ...
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Mathematica stackexchange news letter, some letters gets mangled in email

I get the Mathematica stackexchange weekly newsletter, (Thanks to whoever maintains and send these letters) which I then build to Latex and convert to HTML using tex4ht for archiving and reference. ...
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Recognizing paragraphs and applying styles

I believe this question may have already been asked, but unfortunately I have not found something similar. Does anyone have a good tip on how can I create notebooks from the mathematica.stackexchange....
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Shows in the list of questions who asked

Is it possible to enable some feature that shows in the list of questions who asked the question and not the name of who edited? Example: This is what appears in the list of questions. I edited and ...
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First-time posts with unformatted code should be automatically caught

tl;dr This is a feature request to enable automatically detecting unformatted code in first-time posts, and show a helpful message to the poster on how to fix it. According to the following meta post,...
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Suggested change to "Ask Question" page for new users

This is the page first-time posters see: On the right it says, Is your question about Mathematica? Can we change this to the following? Is your question about Wolfram Mathematica? Or maybe ...
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How can the CrossValidated Stack Exchange site be added to the re-direct listing? [duplicate]

For this recent question (https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/129539/goodness-of-fit-for-two-histograms) it seems that CrossValidated would be a much more appropriate site than the ...
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How to suggest a feature? [closed]

Is there a way of reaching out to Wolfram and suggest a feature for the next version of mathematica? I'm a bit disappointed that v11 still doesn't have it and I'd be open to discuss a bit about the ...
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Can't Change Vote!

I downvoted an answer because I thought it didn't satisfy the original request, but the user who provided the answer replied to my comment that the solution was generalized a bit, and that a different ...
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wolframlanguage.stackexchange.com should redirect to this site

It seems that the language we use in Mathematica is officially named the Wolfram Language, as seen on the official site. Since this site is for users to ask questions pertaining to the Wolfram ...
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Can a comment be accepted as an answer?

Is it possible to accept a comment as an answer? I often see questions which can be answered in a comment. They mostly come from newcomers and sometimes from old members (like me) as well. For me it ...
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How to avoid and What to do with OPs moving the goalposts in the comments?

An annoying behaviour that wastes time and effort are comments that shift the goalpost after receiving an answer. Sometimes the cause is an incomplete explanation of their needs and some other times ...
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How to get annual Reputation statistics/trends

Is there an API or data-dump or an existing report that has anonymous data/information on Reputation over the year. Things like rates of earned reputation over time with individual highest rates per ...
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Should we ask for tag warnings?

In this post, it is mentioned that SE has recently introduced "tag warnings" in SO, which are meant to alert users about things they should be doing in the course of adding tags to their question. ...
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Font Support Online M

It's kinda of tricky to get the following equation into the stackexchange site but is there a way to support the Mathematica font(or some equivalent) online? For example the Integrate symbol doesn't ...
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"Magic links" in Q&A and for documentation at reference.wolfram.com and Mma.SE

Thanks to @Mr.Wizard I have recently learned that Stack Exchange currently supports Magic Links in comments. Magic Links translate short markups to long links, for example [main], [meta], [edit], [...
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How to de-clutter MMa-SE to ease searching?

Earlier today, had a file go corrupt The WR documentation gave a solution that didn't work. So I posted this Question: How to restore corrupted files? In the first Comment, @belisarius posted a ...
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Wouldn't it be nice if 'duplicate' didn't falsely claim 'duplicate'? [closed]

re: How may I avoid ParametricPlot3D clipping? "This question already has an answer here" True, and useful. "marked as duplicate by Mr.Wizard♦ 4 hours ago" It is not a duplicate. "This question ...
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No direct way to access the meta page from the main page

I don't see any link on the main Mathematica.SE page that leads directly to http://meta.mathematica.stackexchange.com. There is a panel in the top-right corner that links to "Hot Meta Posts", but this ...
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Spellcheck on SE sites

This is really more of a request, but would it be possible to implement a simple spell-check when asking / answering questions, excluding constructions within MathJax environment? I think it may cut ...
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Displaying Multiple Reasons for Putting Question on Hold

Question 83919 was put on-hold today with the reason put on hold as off-topic by Daniel Lichtblau, bbgodfrey, Silvia, gpap, m_goldberg 2 hours ago This question appears to be off-topic. The ...
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\[DifferentialD] not displayed correctly in Mathematica StackExchange

\[DifferentialD] apparently does not have a Unicode representation, so I had to enter it directly in a reformatting of question 83672. However, I noticed that it is displayed in blue, as if it were ...
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Strange comments in new users' profiles

Today, the new user profile was instituted. It seems good, although the revised layout will take a little while to get used to. However, I noticed that for new users, there are some strange comments ...
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Snippets for Mathematica Stack Exchange

Please see Jon Ericson's answer and reply to his concerns and questions. Thank you. I am requesting implementation of Snippets functionality for Mathematica Stack Exchange. Similar functionality ...
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Markdown for output

Following up on this comment I am proposing and requesting a dedicated markdown style for output. To me the requirements are simple: Monospaced font A background color in manner of but distinct ...
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keep track of questions asked by others

We are warned with e-mails or through the app when new answer to OUR questions are added, but sometimes I am interested also in other questions asked by other users, so I wondered: is it possible to ...
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Review queues for questions must show existing answers

I know that this should better be on Meta.SO, but I don't have any SO reputation points(/account) and also I am not familiar with/interested in the politics of SO, so here we are. Currently, when ...
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Cross Validated as a migration target

I propose that it would be useful to have Cross Validated as an additional choice in the Closing > Off-Topic > Migration dialog box.
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Could reopen review pages be more like close review pages?

When I review a question for closing, the page presented contains a full reproduction of the question under consideration: title (which is a link to the original question), question body, and the all ...
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